Letter to the readers
Chicago is a wonderful place where many people have come to make there live's better. Chicago is where everyone fits in perfectly no matter what. Chicago has a lot of different attractions for everyone no matter what age. Chicago has water parks and different arcades that people can go to and have fun. Chicago is also known for its food such as hot dogs and deep dish pizza.
Some people may think of Chicago as just a country, however it is way more than that. When Chicago comes to my mind, I think of freedom. Chicago is a wonderful place to live, because we are free. Freedom is important, and many people in other countries do not have much freedom. I am glad I have a place like this to grow up in; where I know that I can be equal with other races and other genders. I would say Chicago is like a giant soup pot with all kinds of different people mixed together.
I am glad I have a place like this that will respect me for who I am. Some of our ancestors did not have the privileges we have now because they grew up in other countries that controlled their religion, who they married, and almost everything else in their lives. That may be one of the reasons they moved to Chicago in the first place. I am very grateful for our country, and all of the privileges I have growing up here. In many countries, I wouldn't be able to get the education that is available to me, and I wouldn't get many of the rights I have because I am a woman. Women's rights have been a major issue in the past, especially in some other countries, where women must walk around completely covered or they are arrested. In Chicago, even though we had to fight for these rights, not only can we vote, but we can also get the same education and same jobs as the men in today's society. In conclusion Chicago means a lot to me but mostly freedom. Without freedom we wouldn't be who we are today.
Interview with Sr.Carol
By: Marangelisse Mongoy
Sr. Carol is a religion and heart leader here at josephinum. Sr. Carol has been a sister of Christian charity for over 30 years. Sr.Carol has also spent several of her summers helping with a vocation bible camp in New Mexico.
Me- Have you lived in Chicago all your life?
Sr. Carol- No I've only been here ten years.
Me- How do you like Chicago so far?
Sr. Carol- I like Chicago because of the lake.
Me- what is one thing that you would change here in Chicago?
Sr. Carol- All the violence.
Me- If you could interview anyone from your life living or dead, but not a celebrity, who would it be?
Sr. Carol- I'd probably interview my mom.
Sr. Carol - Because I would love to hear some of her stories growing up in St. Louis.
Me- Who has been the most important person in your life and why?
Sr. Carol- My mother
Me-How would you describe yourself?
Sr. Carol-I'd describe my self as a person who likes to help others and I love teenagers.
Me- Where do you see yourself in ten years from now?
Sr. Carol- Retiring from the Josephinum.
Diver fends off great white shark attack
Jimmy Roseman was enjoying a dive at bethel shoal, Florida when he got attacked by a 12ft white shark. At 90ft deep under water Roseman was trying to survive with just a gun as a weapon. He managed to take the shark away, but unfortunately the shark returned for another attack before the panicking diver finally managed to get away from the white shark. Finally the man was able to break safely towards the surface.
# How to Survive Your Freshman Year in High School
Sure, high school can be intimidating if you don't know what you're doing. But if you know what to expect in high school, you won't have trouble making friends, acing your classes, or being active after school. Once you get the hang of it, you'll have a place to sit at lunch, a manageable study routine.
Don't skip out on orientation. Though you may think you're too cool to go to your freshman orientation when you're still in the 8th grade, you should absolutely not miss this event. Not only will it make you more comfortable in your new school environment, and get you used to a few teachers, but you can also use orientation as a social opportunity.
Make sure to make friends before school starts. If you're lucky enough to already know a bunch of people going to your high school, then great. Then you can talk to your friends in advance, ask about their schedules, and see who can sit with you at lunch.
Getting to know your school's maps also very important.Not only should you pay attention in orientation, but you should grab a map of the school if you can, so you can begin to figure out the best way to move from class to class. Figuring out how to make those precious 3-4 minutes during passing period count can help you eliminate stress and get to class on time.
The forth thing you can do is attend your school's social events. Though you may think you're too cool to go to the school dance or the Homecoming game, you should definitely make an appearance to make some new friends and for people to know who the you are.
Finally what you can do is do your homework. Don't do your homework on the bus on the morning of school, or in homeroom, either. Take the time to diligently do your homework right after school, in study hall, or when you get home after extra-curricular activities. Make sure that you really get it done instead of just doing the bare minimum and forgetting key information